Spot unique Northern species as well as the storied "Big Five" during a diverse, independent safari allowing you to assist wildlife preservation efforts; take optional walking safaris, horseback safaris or evening game drives; and privately meet the Maasai people.
Slumber beneath African skies in luxury permanent tented camps in the heart of the wildlife action
Take optional walking safaris, horseback safaris or evening game drives at private Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Set out on private game drives in A&K 4x4 vehicles in Amboseli National Park, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the Masai Mara Game Reserve
Meet the nomadic Maasai people during a private visit to a local village
Arrive in Nairobi, and transfer to your newly opened hotel within the vibrant suburb of Karen.Hemingways Nairobi
Visit the Karen Blixen Museum, set within Karen Blixen’s former home, set on an expansive coffee estate. Take a walk through the picturesque grounds, and see some of the author’s original belongings and the locale where part of Out of Africa was filmed. Continue to the Giraffe Centre sanctuary to interact with semi-tame warthogs and hand-feed gentle, rare Rothschild giraffes. Later, at the Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage, learn how orphaned wild animals, such as elephants and rhinos, are reintroduced to the wild. While there, you may “adopt” an elephant.Hemingways Nairobi | Meals: B
Drive from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park and your luxury, tented safari camp at the base of soaring, snow-topped Mount Kilimanjaro. After settling into the scenic property, set out in search of big game. There is a particularly large elephant population in the park. As you explore the acacia woodland, scrub brush, freshwater swamps and open plains, watch for hippos, buffalos and many species of birds.Tortilis Camp | Meals: B L D
Spend the day on exciting game drives, looking for lions and cheetahs as they hide from the heat or amble out to hunt. See the warm, golden sun set over the grasslands and mighty mountain from atop prehistoric Observation Hill.Tortilis Camp | Meals: B L D
Fly to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, home of endangered black rhinos, big cats and elephants. Your tented camp is tucked into the Northern Frontier District, in a private wildlife conservancy and rhino sanctuary. Take to the bush this afternoon, watching closely for indigenous northern species, such as the beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and the unusual long-necked gerenuk, which stands on its hind legs to feed. Look, too, for Grant’s gazelles, dik-diks, elands and impalas — they, along with majestic leopards and lions, roam the vast landscape. After dinner, sleep securely in elegantly appointed tents, enveloped by the sounds of the African night.Lewa Safari Camp | Meals: B L D
Today, spend the morning and afternoon viewing game in this pristine conservancy, as eagles and vultures soar high above. Whether you set out in safari vehicles, walking safari or embark on an optional horseback safari, keep your eyes trained for lions, black and white rhinos, elephants, oryx and aquatic sitatunga, a swamp-dwelling antelope. Relax on your private veranda, and indulge in gourmet meals and remote sundowners, prepared by your attentive staff.Lewa Safari Camp | Meals: B L D
Fly across the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, site of your tranquil, award-winning luxury camp. It features 14 elegant tents with four-poster beds and verandas with uninterrupted views of a hippo-populated, private stretch of the Mara River. Take a late-afternoon game drive, and return to camp for dinner.Sanctuary Olonana | Meals: B L D
Over the next two days, intersect the boundless plains by safari vehicle. The Masai Mara, an essential part of the greater Serengeti ecosystem, hosts the annual wildebeest migration. Never short on thrills, this quintessential landscape of rolling grasslands and acacia savannas hosts the largest lion population, as well as zebras, spotted hyenas, black-backed jackals, hippos, giraffes, elands and wildebeests. You may pay a private visit to a Maasai village to learn about local customs and daily life.Sanctuary Olonana | Meals: B L D
Fly to Nairobi, where a dayroom offers a place to relax before tonight’s international flight.Fairmont The Norfolk (dayroom) | Meals: B
Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.
|Dec. 24, 2014 - Jan. 02, 2015||$12,695||--||Call for Availability|